The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the search for the Best Mentor in Health Research Award for the year 2019.

The Award aims to recognize excellence in mentorship that instills passion among researchers resulting to enhanced relevance and productivity in health research. It also aims to reward mentors who have built the capacities of researchers in the health sector which led to significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).

The search is open to all Filipino citizen actively involved in mentoring researchers/students or colleagues for at least 5 years. Past winners cannot be nominated. Nominations can be made by heads of institutions, immediate supervisor/s, colleague/s, trainee/s, or student/advisee. Self-nomination is not allowed.

Each cluster winner (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR) will receive a cash prize of P200,000.00 plus a plaque of recognition. The national winner will receive a cash prize of P500,000.00 plus a trophy. 

Nominations should reach the consortium not later than January 11, 2019. Qualified nominees will be reviewed and short-listed by the consortium. Deadline of submission of short-listed nominees to PCHRD is on January 18, 2019. The  recommendation form and guidelines can be downloaded in the PCHRD website ( Interested participants should use the prescribed forms. Any alteration on the forms is not allowed